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insider
insider
31 July

AGI drains

AGI drains

Kitty1 If the agi pipes is not sitting in clay then will not be as effective due to water will seep below the agi pipe level usually along the clay base if is relatively…

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insider
Jul 31, 2017 7:51 pm
qebtel
qebtel
21 May

Council' permission

Council' permission

Its pretty simple, you cannot legally concrete on land that is not yours. I think the council dork is wrong.. A pragmatic approach would be to determine if there is…

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qebtel
May 21, 2017 2:12 pm
qebtel
qebtel
21 May

Concrete Reinforcement

Concrete Reinforcement

I think you'll find they mostly do it all the same way. Some use bar chair, other just pull up the mesh as the concrete get poured to a hopefully suitable level. Bar…

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qebtel
May 21, 2017 2:02 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
5 April

Stormwater pipes in driveway/concretes paths

Stormwater pipes in driveway/concretes paths

Thanks saveH20 There not being an agreed standard seems crazy. My concreter has just finished paths. Time will tell how well he complied with best practice. I looked up…

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Gaudi
Apr 05, 2017 2:18 am
logar
logar
3 April

Builder recommendations for concrete retaining walls

Builder recommendations for concrete retaining walls

Can be done, the concrete retaining wall below the soil into the inside, like the toes, and then into the steel.

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logar
Apr 03, 2017 4:45 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
23 March

Exposed aggregate -question

Exposed aggregate -question

Thank you so much Goody59!! Knowing what is normal is so helpful. The surface holes that remain today post wash are small. I don't think they've used the peel off type of…

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Gaudi
Mar 23, 2017 8:57 pm
Sooti
Sooti
10 February

Cost of new driveway and plumbing

Cost of new driveway and plumbing

hi Want to know if this quote seems excessive. Old driveway to be demolished and removed.. new pvc pipes to replace bold ceramic ones. Length is 20m x 3.5m. Then…

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Sooti
Feb 10, 2017 10:28 pm
yoyo72
yoyo72
13 January

ashfelt driveway help 290sm drive and am a bit confused!

ashfelt driveway help 290sm drive and am a bit confused!

ok so we have a new build driveway is huge and the drive has quite a steep drop. due to site costs being doubled budget is a bit low and we are kinda country so an ashfelt…

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yoyo72
Jan 13, 2017 11:39 am
yoyo72

Gravel fill

Gravel fill

Given that your soil is highly reactive and that your trench runs to the edge of the building it is effectively a water channel that could deliver water under your house…

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building-expert
Jan 06, 2017 5:24 pm
building-expert
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
23 November 2016

Concrete Perimeter around home

Concrete Perimeter around home
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Oops, I had waterlogged as two words, I have gone back and edited it.

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SaveH2O
Nov 23, 2016 8:33 pm
SaveH2O
LynneB
LynneB
22 November 2016

Weeping over Weep Holes

Weeping over Weep Holes

Are you sure you have weep holes on your garage wall? Some external garage walls are not framed and lined and thus no weep holes. What type of termite management system…

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LynneB
Nov 22, 2016 9:01 pm
LynneB
Lea889
Lea889
21 November 2016

Concrete driveway - building with Henley

Concrete driveway - building with Henley

Hi gngcrazy, Has your house been complete? I'm just going through the final stages of my house. The builder did my driveway. I recommend you do this after handover. The…

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Lea889
Nov 21, 2016 10:49 pm
potting around
potting around
10 November 2016

Cement Pot

Cement Pot

Hi All I've made a pot out of pure portland cement (and water). You can see a picture here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwUfC- ... p=drivesdk It's a mix of grey and…

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potting around
Nov 10, 2016 3:24 pm
Rory
Rory
2 November 2016

Anyone used filler on cracked exposed aggregrate driveway?

Anyone used filler on cracked exposed aggregrate driveway?

you never know... I have a feeling it will be too white and stand out from 10 times further away than the hairline crack... or be something that crumbles away when it…

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Rory
Nov 02, 2016 10:31 pm
Rory
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limefroggy
Oct 29, 2016 7:34 am
limefroggy
JordanT
JordanT
19 September 2016

front entrance to house

front entrance to house

It looks as though you could pave straight over the top of the existing concrete. The height of your door will determine how much play you have, but I would use the…

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JordanT
Sep 19, 2016 3:30 pm
JordanT
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
23 May 2016

Concrete path along slope

Concrete path along slope

Yes but concretors are a mixed lot and many don't know the regulations, in part due to misinformation in their industry handbook...unless there has been a recent reprint.…

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SaveH2O
May 23, 2016 1:44 pm
SaveH2O
PVBuild
PVBuild
15 May 2016

Concreter for Melbourne builds

Concreter for Melbourne builds

Thanks Simmi, I'll need someone in about a year so this is great. Will definitely give Mark a call then.

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PVBuild
May 15, 2016 7:59 am
qebtel
qebtel
11 March 2016

New Paving Installation (Urgent)

New Paving Installation (Urgent)

The Bahamas are nice to visit at any time of the year.

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qebtel
Mar 11, 2016 12:02 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
9 March 2016

Dampness around gutter pipe when we put evap cooling on

Dampness around gutter pipe when we put evap cooling on

You should never silicone the adapter. The adapter shown is a 100mm x 50mm x 90mm. The next time anyone reading…

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SaveH2O
Mar 09, 2016 1:38 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 February 2016

How do i know if the concreting is done right?

How do i know if the concreting is done right?

Australian Standards (AS) are level 4a Deemed To Satisfy solutions. They are not alternative solutions. Alternative solutions are level 4b.

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SaveH2O
Feb 27, 2016 2:53 pm
SaveH2O
Love to Build
Love to Build
22 January 2016

Cost of waffle slab Melbourne

Cost of waffle slab Melbourne

Hi All, Does any one have an idea of the price of waffle slab for a house on flat ground 109sqm plus 44sqm garage ? Any recommendation for a good reliable…

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Love to Build
Jan 22, 2016 2:20 pm
Love to Build
Crazyk
Crazyk
3 January 2016

Minimum thickness requirements

Minimum thickness requirements

The plans and specifications take precedence don't they?

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Crazyk
Jan 03, 2016 9:31 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
Crazyk
3 January 2016

Bluestone paver seal

Bluestone paver seal

Hey all. I'm going to be laying bluestone 300x600 pavers and I'd like some advice on using water based or solvent based sealers. I'm going to have the pavers border…

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Crazyk
Jan 03, 2016 7:29 pm
Crazyk
building-expert
building-expert
30 December 2015

Is this concrete cancer...how to fix?

Is this concrete cancer...how to fix?

Good building consultant should be able to inspect and guide you as what needs to be done.

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building-expert
Dec 30, 2015 7:36 pm
building-expert
blute72
blute72
27 December 2015

Driveway paving advice wanted

Driveway paving advice wanted

Looking for some advice on paving my driveway I have jack hammered off the existing brick paving and mortar back to the slab. Slab is 100mm thick and in pretty good…

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blute72
Dec 27, 2015 10:56 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 December 2015

Flooring issues - hole at couple of places.

Flooring issues - hole at couple of places.

Have you had it looked at - maybe get a few quotes - if only for ideas etc.

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Saint Mike
Dec 24, 2015 6:20 am
Saint Mike
psyko
psyko
1 December 2015

Suggestions for paving and drainage?

Suggestions for paving and drainage?

I've installed over 30 metres of Everhard, and it works well. Another option is RELN, and they offer different sizes for various flow…

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psyko
Dec 01, 2015 12:36 pm
goody59
goody59
28 November 2015

Footpath

Footpath

I did not pay a bond to council but that may be something my Builder- Simonds Home had to do I am unsure. But I also have a damaged footpath in two separate locations…

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goody59
Nov 28, 2015 6:41 am
goody59
AP81
AP81
23 November 2015

Removing excess slab concrete

Removing excess slab concrete

Spoke to builder, advised it's OK to jackhammer or use hammer+chisel.

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AP81
Nov 23, 2015 9:45 pm
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joea
Oct 19, 2015 12:31 pm
joea
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
17 October 2015

Paving around pool - query

Paving around pool - query

Hi there Been a while since I've popped in to H1... I have to use my phone so please forgive any typos or abbreviations. We have finally ordered a pool and we are…

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How Hard Can it Be
Oct 17, 2015 10:50 am
mirz
mirz
9 October 2015

Concreting advice pls

Concreting advice pls
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Thanks Lilana. No more water pooling after I hand dig whole backyard and added top soil. All water is going down.

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mirz
Oct 09, 2015 7:52 am
mirz
Crazyk
Crazyk
2 October 2015

Mentone premix

Mentone premix

Hey all. I've decided to go exposed agg for my drive. My Concreter uses Mentone premix. I'm looking at using the mix labasa Has anyone used it? If so can you post…

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Crazyk
Oct 02, 2015 3:40 pm
Crazyk
postaddict
postaddict
30 September 2015

Driveway Cleaning

Driveway Cleaning

Hi all, my coloured concrete driveway and paths are about 5-6 yrs old and never been sealed. It's suppose to be charcoal but they are almost white in colour. We've had…

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postaddict
Sep 30, 2015 4:08 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
28 September 2015

Concrete levels

Concrete levels

What are people's preference when it comes to concrete levels. Is it better to have a step up from the driveway onto the porch or have it all the same level? Similarly…

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Crazyk
Sep 28, 2015 9:20 pm
Crazyk
civicblade
civicblade
1 September 2015

Concrete Apron or Artificial Grass Around a New House

Concrete Apron or Artificial Grass Around a New House

A combination of concrete apron, artificial grass backyard and pebble/mulch front yard is probably what I am going for. Concrete is ~$100/sqm (colour, includes wire…

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civicblade
Sep 01, 2015 2:41 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
4 August 2015

Photos of 50mm fall to concrete apron

Photos of 50mm fall to concrete apron
1, 2, 3

Just thought would ask a question about fall - AC and rainwater tank slabs near house - they obviously need fall - is this a problem for the tank to be 50mm fall over a…

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bluesteel
Aug 04, 2015 8:59 pm
bluesteel

Hi, We are wanting to extend our driveway, can you tell me what these pavers are called and where I could get them from in Melbourne. …

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Natti
Jul 25, 2015 10:26 am
davinci
davinci
13 July 2015

Exposed Aggregate - Melbourne

Exposed Aggregate - Melbourne

best expose mix's are from Mentone premix. If you call them they will give you contact details for installers and also job address to view. We install all types of…

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davinci
Jul 13, 2015 2:53 pm
davinci
Winthrop
Winthrop
19 June 2015

Paving Sand-which is best

Paving Sand-which is best

In relation to the types the OP mentioned: Concreting sand or washed sand. These should both be OK to use as the bedding layer for paving. Concreting sand is the same as…

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Winthrop
Jun 19, 2015 12:05 am
Winthrop
qebtel
qebtel
10 June 2015

Slab Mpa - upgrade

Slab Mpa - upgrade

You can use a stronger concrete than specified. I have never heard of anyone being penalised for "over engineering".

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qebtel
Jun 10, 2015 8:14 pm
davinci
davinci
13 May 2015

Any recommendations for concreters in Berwick please?

Any recommendations for concreters in Berwick please?

We would be happy to provide a quotation for you. All contact details are on our website www.davincioutdoor.com Troy

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davinci
May 13, 2015 1:14 pm
davinci
davinci
davinci
11 May 2015

Granite and new concrete level

Granite and new concrete level

cheapy granite is generally around the $35-$40 sq mtr. with variance upto 5+mm in thicknessI can supply calibrated 500x500x20 flamed for around the $65 sq mtr plus…

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davinci
May 11, 2015 10:30 am
davinci
Liliana
Liliana
9 May 2015

ADVICE NEEDED!! Bad concrete levelling, weep hole issues

ADVICE NEEDED!! Bad concrete levelling, weep hole issues

the plumbing is indeed the overflow relief gully, and the advice given by new tradies coming in for quotes is not to extend this pipe, but…

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Liliana
May 09, 2015 8:38 am
homesaw
homesaw
29 April 2015

Raising Paver Level with sand?

Raising Paver Level with sand?

Thanks for the info Beetaloo. I don't believe I have any active dampcourse, so my plan before raising the level would be to dig up the soil next to the brickwork, and…

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homesaw
Apr 29, 2015 11:01 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
9 March 2015

Floating concrete steps - Melbourne

Floating concrete steps - Melbourne

Nah that was yesterday... :wink: non-stick wedges are all the rage apparently

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onc_artisan
Mar 09, 2015 8:04 pm
onc_artisan
Liliana
Liliana
21 February 2015

House siting level problems

House siting level problems

I completely agree with BE. It may not sound very glamorous but it is important to get the levels right both at the design stage and the construction stage. From my…

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Liliana
Feb 21, 2015 8:54 am


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